Andrew Negri

Dr Andrew Negri

Principal Research Scientist
Marine ecotoxicology
(07) 4753 4322
+61-7-4753 4322

Research interests

  • Ecotoxicology - effects of pollutants and climate on tropical marine biota
  • Toxicity modelling for oil spill risk assessments
  • Coral reproduction biology and reef restoration
  • Pollution chemistry - bioaccumulation and degradation in Antarctic and tropical ecosystems

Andrew has extensive experience in the field of coral reef ecotoxicology, working with a wide range of contaminants (including hydrocarbons, metals, pesticides, herbicides and sediments) and reef taxa (corals, sponges, seagrass, microorganisms). Most recently his research has focused on developing methods to assess the combined impacts of pollution and climate change on ecologically important reef-building taxa and on symbiotic and free-living microbial communities. His research is primarily strategic, providing regulators, management and industry with information to develop, improve or inform guidelines and risk analyses. He also has two decades of experience working on the early life history stages of coral, recently focusing on developing coral aquaculture processes for reef restoration.

Tertiary Education

PhD (Chemistry): RMIT University

Employment History

2003 - current Principal Research Scientist: Sustainable Coastal Ecosystems and Industries in Tropical Australia, Australian Institute of Marine Science, and Adjunct Associate Professor, James Cook University

1995 - 2003 Research Scientist, Environmental Biotechnology: AIMS

1993 - 1995 Postdoctoral Fellow: CSIRO Land and Water



Google Scholar:                h-index 61, citations 11,389


Sample publications

Negri, A.P., Brinkman, D.L., Flores, F., van Dam, J., Luter, H.M., Thomas, M.C., Fisher, R., Stapp, L.S., Severati, A., Parkerton, T.F., Jones, R., 2021. Derivation of toxicity thresholds for gas condensate oils protective of tropical species using experimental and modelling approaches. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 172, 112899.

Brunner, C.A., Uthicke, S., Ricardo, G.F., Hoogenboom, M.O., Negri, A.P., 2021. Climate change doubles sedimentation-induced coral recruit mortality. Science of the Total Environment, 768, 143897.

Negri, A.P., Smith, R.A., King, O., Frangos, J., Warne, M.S.J. and Uthicke, S. (2020) Adjusting tropical marine water quality guideline values for elevated ocean temperatures Environmental Science & Technology 54, 1102-1110.

Randall, C.J., Negri, A.P., Quigley, K.M., Foster, T., Ricardo, G.F., Webster, N.S., Bay, L.K., Harrison, P.L., Babcock, R.C. and Heyward, A.J. (2020) Sexual production of corals for reef restoration in the Anthropocene. Marine Ecology Progress Series 635, 203-232.

Nordborg, F.M., Jones, R.J., Oelgemöller, M. and Negri, A.P. (2020) The effects of ultraviolet radiation and climate on oil toxicity to coral reef organisms – A review. Science of the Total Environment 720, 137486.

Heyward, A.H. and Negri, A.P. (2020) Distinct thermal signatures of coral morphologies above the waterline. Bulletin of Marine Science,

Kroon, F.J., Berry, K.L.E., Brinkman, D.L., Kookana, R., Leusch, F.D.L., Melvin, S.D., Neale, P.A., Negri, A.P., Puotinen, M., Tsang, J.J., van de Merwe, J.P. and Williams, M. (2020) Sources, presence, and potential effects of contaminants of emerging concern in the marine environments of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait, Australia. Science of the Total Environment 719, 135140.

Flores, F., Kaserzon, S., Elisei, G., Ricardo, G.F. and Negri, A.P. (2020) Toxicity thresholds of three insecticides and two fungicides to larvae of the coral Acropora tenuis PeerJ 8, e9615

Thomas, M.C., Flores, F., Kaserzon, S., Fisher, R. and Negri, A.P. (2020) Toxicity of ten herbicides to the tropical marine microalgae Rhodomonas salina. Scientific Reports 10(1), 7612.

Negri, A.P., Luter, H.M., Fisher, R., Brinkman, D.L. and Irving, P. (2018) Comparative toxicity of five dispersants to coral larvae. Scientific Reports 8, 3043.

Webster, N.S., Wagner, M. and Negri, A.P. (2018) Microbial conservation in the Anthropocene. Environmental Microbiology 20, 1925-1928.

Ricardo, G.F., Jones, R.J., Nordborg, M. and Negri, A.P. (2017) Settlement patterns of the coral Acropora millepora on sediment-laden surfaces. Science of the Total Environment 609, 277-288.

Bessell-Browne, P., Negri, A.P., Fisher, R., Clode, P.L., Duckworth, A. and Jones, R. (2017) Impacts of turbidity on corals: the relative importance of light limitation and suspended sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 15, 161-170.

Negri, A.P., Brinkman, D.L., Flores, F., Botté, E., Jones, R.J. and Webster, N.S. (2016) Acute ecotoxicology of natural oil and gas condensate to coral reef larvae. Scientific Reports 6, 21153.

Negri, A.P., Flores, F., Mercurio, P., Mueller, J.F. and Collier, C.J. (2015) Lethal and sub-lethal chronic effects of the herbicide diuron on seagrass. Aquatic Toxicology 165, 73-83.

Jones, R., Ricardo, G. and Negri, A.P. (2015) Effects of sediments on the reproductive cycle of corals. Marine Pollution Bulletin 100, 13-33.

Tebben, J., Motti, C.A., Siboni, N., Tapiolas, D.M., Negri, A.P., Schupp, P.J., Kitamura, M., Hatta, M., Steinberg, P.D. and Harder, T. (2015) Chemical mediation of coral larval settlement by crustose coralline algae. Scientific Reports 5, 10803.

Webster, N.S., Uthicke, S., Botté, E., Flores, F. and Negri, A.P. (2013) Ocean acidification reduces induction of coral settlement by crustose coralline algae. Global Change Biology 19, 303-315.

Heyward, A.J. and Negri, A.P. (2012) Turbulence, cleavage, and the naked embryo: a case for coral clones. Science 335(6072), 1064.